Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2

Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2

Editor(s): David W. Macdonald, Katherine J. Willis

Published Online: 25 FEB 2013

Print ISBN: 9780470658765

Online ISBN: 9781118520178

DOI: 10.1002/9781118520178

About this Book

Following the much acclaimed success of the first volume of Key Topics in Conservation Biology, this entirely new second volume addresses an innovative array of key topics in contemporary conservation biology.  Written by an internationally renowned team of authors, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 adds to the still topical foundations laid in the first volume (published in 2007) by exploring a further 25 cutting-edge issues in modern biodiversity conservation, including controversial subjects such as setting conservation priorities, balancing the focus on species and ecosystems, and financial mechanisms to value biodiversity and pay for its conservation. Other chapters, setting the framework for conservation, address the sociology and philosophy of peoples' relation with Nature and its impact on health, and such challenging practical issues as wildlife trade and conflict between people and carnivores. As a new development, this second volume of Key Topics includes chapters on major ecosystems, such as forests, islands and both fresh and marine waters, along with case studies of the conservation of major taxa: plants, butterflies, birds and mammals. A further selection of topics consider how to safeguard the future through monitoring, reserve planning, corridors and connectivity, together with approaches to reintroduction and re-wilding, along with managing wildlife disease. A final chapter, by the editors, synthesises thinking on the relationship between biodiversity conservation and human development.

Each topic is explored by a team of top international experts, assembled to bring their own cross-cutting knowledge to a penetrating synthesis of the issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

The interdisciplinary nature of biodiversity conservation is reflected throughout the book. Each essay examines the fundamental principles of the topic, the methodologies involved and, crucially, the human dimension. In this way, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2, like its sister volume, Key Topics in Conservation Biology, embraces issues from cutting-edge ecological science to policy, environmental economics, governance, ethics, and the practical issues of implementation.

Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 will, like its sister volume, be a valuable resource in universities and colleges, government departments, and conservation agencies. It is aimed particularly at senior undergraduate and graduate students in conservation biology and wildlife management and wider ecological and environmental subjects, and those taking Masters degrees in any field relevant to conservation and the environment. Conservation practitioners, policy-makers, and the wider general public eager to understand more about important environmental issues will also find this book invaluable.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The framework

    1. Chapter 1

      Conservation priorities (pages 1–22)

      Andrew S. Pullin, William Sutherland, Toby Gardner, Valerie Kapos and John E. Fa

    1. Chapter 2

      Levels of approach (pages 23–41)

      Jonathan E.M. Baillie, David Raffaelli and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

    1. Chapter 4

      Economic instruments for nature conservation (pages 59–73)

      Christopher B. Barrett, Erwin H. Bulte, Paul Ferraro and Sven Wunder

    1. Chapter 5

      Tackling unsustainable wildlife trade (pages 74–91)

      Adam J. Dutton, Brian Gratwicke, Cameron Hepburn, Emilio A. Herrera and David W. Macdonald

    1. Chapter 6

      Leadership and listening (pages 92–109)

      Andrew Gosler, Shonil Bhagwat, Stuart Harrop, Mark Bonta and Sonia Tidemann

    1. Chapter 8

      Citizen science and nature conservation (pages 127–142)

      Jonathan Silvertown, Christina D. Buesching, Susan K. Jacobson and Tony Rebelo

  2. Part II: Habitat case studies

    1. Chapter 10

      Ocean conservation (pages 161–183)

      Alex D. Rogers, Dan Laffoley, Nick Polunin and Derek P. Tittensor

    1. Chapter 11

      Lost in muddy waters (pages 184–203)

      Nic Pacini, David M. Harper, Peter Henderson and Tom Le Quesne

    1. Chapter 12

      Habitat case studies (pages 204–221)

      Carolyn King, Mark Lomolino, Gary Roemer and Brendan Godley

    1. Chapter 13

      Conservation of tropical forests (pages 222–235)

      Owen T. Lewis, Robert M. Ewers, Margaret D. Lowman and Yadvinder Malhi

  3. Part III: Taxonomic case studies

    1. Chapter 15

      Bird conservation in tropical ecosystems (pages 258–276)

      Joseph A. Tobias, Çağan H. Şekercioğlu and F. Hernan Vargas

    1. Chapter 16

      Conserving large mammals (pages 277–312)

      David W. Macdonald, Luigi Boitani, Eric Dinerstein, Hervé Fritz and Richard Wrangham

    1. Chapter 17

      Plant conservation (pages 313–326)

      Timothy Walker, Stephen A. Harris and Kingsley W. Dixon

  4. Part IV: Safeguarding the future

    1. Chapter 20

      Designing effective solutions to conservation planning problems (pages 362–383)

      Andrew T. Knight, Ana S.L. Rodrigues, Niels Strange, Tom Tew and Kerrie A. Wilson

    1. Chapter 21

      Biological corridors and connectivity (pages 384–404)

      Samuel A. Cushman, Brad McRae, Frank Adriaensen, Paul Beier, Mark Shirley and Kathy Zeller

    1. Chapter 22

      Righting past wrongs and ensuring the future (pages 405–429)

      Axel Moehrenschlager, Debra M. Shier, Tom P. Moorhouse and Mark R. Stanley Price

    1. Chapter 23

      Rewilding (pages 430–451)

      Chris Sandom, C. Josh Donlan, Jens-Christian Svenning and Dennis Hansen

  5. Part V: A synthesis

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